Which Thai beach just for swimming and chilling ?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Feb 20, 2013 6:43 AM Last Post By: udornla
Feb 19, 2013 5:57 AM
Which Thai beach just for swimming and chilling ?Hey Guys,
I'm living in Asia so not really a tourist, but I've never been to the Thai beaches.
I have a week to waste, before heading back to Europe for work.
I really miss the ocean and would like to go somewhere where I can swim and just chill out
for a week. I want to avoid the tourist and party crowd, really not interested in it.
I'm looking for a place with a nice clean water beach. I really like the see through clean water.
I just want to swimming all day and do nothing. Looking for a place where I can get a room for around 500 baht easily and there's at least a supermarket so I don't have to eat at restaurants three times a day.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Feb 19, 2013 6:08 AM
Feb 19, 2013 4:32 PM
2for swimming, not too logistical to get to, some inexpensive food and markets, Kata beach, Phuket. the gulf is always iffy for swimming.
Feb 19, 2013 4:41 PM
3You're pretty much asking for the impossible, a city at the beach with hotels and supermarkets, yet with crystal clear water, no tourist scene, and 500 baht rooms. You're going to have to find a compromise somewhere.
With that in mind, Hua Hin (3 hours south of Bangkok and very easily accessible by bus/train/taxi from the capital) might fit the bill. Several old guesthouses on piers over the water near the Hilton hotel (eg. Sirima guesthouse) have rooms for 500 baht, they are very basic but you can't really expect a lot more for this price at the beach these days.
The main beach in Hua Hin is fine, with nice sand, and the water is fairly clean. The resorts keep the beach clean. There are a fair number of people and resort deckchairs etc. However there are quieter spots along there between the resorts. Rent a motorbike and get out of town to the south for much quieter beaches. Obviously, out of town areas will be lacking amenities such as supermarkets and hotels.
Feb 19, 2013 6:49 PM
Feb 19, 2013 8:13 PM
Feb 19, 2013 8:42 PM
6The main beach in Hua Hin is fine, with nice sand, and the water is fairly clean.
really........i won't even walk on the beach, let alone swim there. got to be one of the worst 'swimmers' beach.
ao nang..........he did say clear, and i've never been there and it's been clear. also about the most expensive areas i've been to. the fast food places, kfc, mcd, bk even have inflated menu prices.
kata is always clear. kata mama restaurant on southern end of beach when hungry and a sit down is wanted, along with plenty markets.
Feb 20, 2013 5:24 AM
7^ When were you last at Hua Hin? I was there last month and have to say I was impressed by the cleanliness of the beach and ocean, much better than I was expecting. Maybe I just caught it at a good time, I don't know.
Feb 20, 2013 6:21 AM
Feb 20, 2013 6:43 AM
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